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Winchester, General Philip H. Sheridan's War Horse Winchester, General Philip H. Sheridan's War Horse

War heroes are not always human, and the Smithsonian has several animal soldiers in its collection.

Online Exhibition

"So Much Need of Service" – The Diary of a Civil War Nurse

The experiences of Civil War nurse Amanda Akin -- revealed through her diary -- reflect the sacrifices of millions of Americans who contributed to the war effort.

150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth 150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth

The National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a series of four alcove exhibitions -- one each year -- commemorating this period of American history. The first of these exhibitions recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, a friend of President Lincoln, in Alexandria, Virginia.

A Gateway to the 19th Century: The William Steinway Diary, 1861-1896 A Gateway to the 19th Century: The William Steinway Diary, 1861-1896

Steinway's diary -- with the first entry beginning just eight days after the first shots of the Civil War were fired -- spans 36 years of one of the most dynamic periods in American history.

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

Explore the life and legacy of our 16th president through objects from the museum's collection.

American Origins, 1600-1900 American Origins, 1600-1900

This exhibition starts from the days of contact between Native Americans and European explorers through the struggles of independence to the Gilded Age.

America's New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum America's New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

To celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, the museum hosts 10 rare and important documents from the Springfield library and museum.

Binding the Nation Binding the Nation

This gallery provides an overview of mail service in America from colonial times through the 19th century, stressing the importance of written communication in the young nation.

Gettysburg Address Gettysburg Address

To celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, the museum showcases the rarely exhibited White House's copy of the Gettysburg Address.

Mail Call Mail Call

This exhibition addresses the emotional importance of mail to troops and their families during wartime and the logistics of delivering mail to troops at war.

Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals

Studio portraits of Union military leaders from George McClellan and Ambrose Burnside to William Tecumseh Sherman and Ulysses Grant by photographer Mathew Brady are on view.

Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art

Some 100 photographs survey the work of 19th-century American photographer Mathew Brady.

One Life: The Mask of Lincoln One Life: The Mask of Lincoln

To commemorate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this exhibition provides many faces of Lincoln from the museum's collection, a collection that charts Lincoln's passage from a fresh-faced Illinois congressman to his grizzled isolation as president.

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

This exhibition surveys the history of America's military from the Colonial Era to the present conflict in Iraq.

War Letters: Lost and Found War Letters: Lost and Found

Original letters from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam highlight the importance of letter writing and reveal that extraordinary history is contained in these letters.

Online Feature

Civil War Field Printing

The ability to communicate quickly in wartime can profoundly affect military actions and outcomes. Communication in the field was assisted with the success of new portable tabletop printing presses at the beginning of the American Civil War (1861–65).

Civil War Songs and Sounds Civil War Songs and Sounds

Stream complete tracks of Civil War music from Smithsonian Folkways Radio.

CivilWar@Smithsonian CivilWar@Smithsonian

For the first time ever, a large number of selections from the Smithsonian Institution's vast Civil War collections are available instantly to people around the world.

Collections Seach Center: Video Recordings Collections Seach Center: Video Recordings

Video recordings in the Collections Search Center.

Henry Mosler's Civil War Diary

This digital exhibition presents and interprets his Civil War diary. Visitors can read his writing, examine published illustrations, follow his trek on a historic map of Kentucky, mark events of his life on the timeline, and explore selected diary entries in greater depth on the blog.